Streaming Media

Description

Oral history interview of Jose F. Rodriquez. Interview conducted by Ricardo A. Guzman at University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Log

0:12 Introduction; 1:15 Growing up, background; 1:59 Schooling; 3:50 Relatives in the military; 4:35 Enlisting decision at 17 years old; 8:17 Selecting the Marines over the Army; 11:07 Basic training experience: physical and mental; 18:55 Selecting East Asia over the States; 23:03 1st Assignment, returning home and the "DCT 9000;" 29:12 Defining the communications field; 34:10 Riffle [Rifle] shooting years; 40:16 Atypical day of duty: PT, maintenance and paperwork - also, stories about "rabbits" and their running techniques during PT; 46:35 Post-service life and the "DCT 9000"; 57:04 Alternative career paths and the three most important rules at home while growing up; 1:05:24 Photograph reflections; 1:08:43 Final thought on family name; 1:09:45 End of interview.

Date of Birth

1962-10-24

Place of Birth

Texas

Gender

Male

Race

White - Hispanic

Home State

Texas

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1981-02-24

1985-02-24

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

3rd Force Service Support Group and 9th Communications Battalion (1 MAF, 1 Marine Division)

Location of Service

Japan; Philippines; Korea; San Diego

Highest Rank

Corporal; Cpl

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Good Conduct Medal; Overseas Service Ribbon; Merit Certification

Achievements

Communications Specialist

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Texas

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Guzman, Ricardo A.

Interview Date

4-16-2011

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Rodriquez, Jose F.; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; Military families; Marines; Basic Training; East Asia; Communications; Post-service life; United States. Marines

Collection Description

Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida

Contributors

Guzman, Ricardo A.

Length of Interview

70 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

Rights

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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